Monday 6 February 2012

Desk Tidy Tutorial

desk tidy tutorial

This is a photograph of a desk tidy that me and my daughter made recently. She made one to give as a present for her class teacher. These are so easy to make and you can make them as decorative as you wish. The best news is that they cost next to nothing to make! Here is how I made this particular one:

Items needed:
  • Container (I used an empty Bisto gravy container)
  • Decorative paper/stickers/ribbons/decorative tape/sticky backed plastic(which I used!)


Step 1: Clean out container thoroughly
Step 2: Look around for decorative items and cut them out to shape
Step 3: Apply decor to the container
Step 4: Use as a stylish container with the lid or use as a desk organizer without the lid!

desk tidy tutorial
These are really so easy to make, my 9 year old makes these without any help at all, just let you imagination wander.  This is a brilliant upcycling project and a great craft project for children to join in with.

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  1. Sweet and simple and a wonderful and easy way to recycle

  2. I am not in a habit of throwing these boxes :) I always recycle & reuse,Its a positive attitude otherwise :)
    This is a perfect idea,,Thanks for sharing the how-to!

  3. Loved the outcome!
    Thanks for stopping by Sew Chic and Unique!

  4. This is totally a creative way to recycle cans. Love it Karima!

  5. I'm loving that glittery tape you fun!! What a great project. So happy you were able to link up with Mop It Up Mondays!! Thanks bunches for stopping by!

  6. Cute idea! So simple, yet fun! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up at Things That Make You Say Mmmmm!

  7. It looks really nice Karima! And easy, definitely something I will try for my desk at work.
    Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day! xx

  8. Thank you all for your lovely sweet comments. Karima


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